OUR YOUNGER BROTHER, JOHN KAHAWAIOLAA, HAS GONE.
Mr. Sol. Hanohano, Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha oe: Please extend your patience in allowing an open space of our tireless precious one, and it will carry around the sad news to all the islands of Hawaii nei, and the family, the associates, the friends, and the laborers from the appearing of the sun at Kumukahi to the taking of the sun at Lehua.
On Saturday, July 5, between the hours of 2 and 3 occurred the accident at work under the supervisors, those who built the church of Baldwin at Paia, Maui and the church of the Church of the Later Day at Laie, under those supervisors. [There might perhaps be things left out from the original.]
John Kahawaiolaa was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, on the 28th of February, in the year 1889, and he was 30 years, 4, months, and 7 days old; and he left behind his birth mother [luaui makuahine], and his sisters and one older brother grieving with heavy heart for him.
The words of the Great Book are realized: dust to dust, and the spirit to the one who created it.
In closing these bemoaning and heavy thoughts for my beloved younger sibling [pokii], I ask that the ohana, friends, coworkers, and bosses of our beloved younger brother who left this life behind, to take our boundless thanks for all of your gifts of flower lei to honor the remains of our beloved pokii, and for your meeting with us at the funeral, and may God help us all, amene.
We, the family.
MRS. KAOHELE KAHAWAIOLAA,
MRS. HELEN KAHANU,
MRS. KELUIA HOOMANA,
MRS. CARRIE K. KILIA,
MRS. LUIKA AIOKA.
[I am thinking that the picture as it appears in the original newspaper is much better than this. Maybe one day soon they will be rescanned clearly, so not only the words are legible, but the pictures will reproduced as clear as possible!]
(Kuokoa, 7/18/1919, p. 4)